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|The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland South America. The strait is arguably the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, but it is considered a difficult route to navigate because of the inhospitable climate and the narrowness of the passage. Ferdinand Magellan be...||08/12/2005||874|
|On May 14, 2004, the morning overpass of the Terra satellite over the Persian Gulf captured this image of a large dust storm spreading a veil of dust over the water and the countries surrounding the shores: (clockwise from top left corner) Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, and Kuwait. ||10/23/2005||642|
|Dust blew off the African coast and over the Mediterranean Sea on June 9, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAís Terra satellite captured this image the same day. In this image, the opaque tan dust plume billows off the coast, along the Libya-Egypt border, in a shape vaguely resembling a giant inverted teardrop.|
Directly north of the dust plume ...
|"Hold the pickles; hold the lettuce. Space is serving up giant hamburgers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a photograph of a strange object that bears an uncanny resemblance to a hamburger. The object, nicknamed Gomez's Hamburger, is a sun-like star nearing the end of its life. It already has expelled large amounts of gas and dust and is on its way to becoming a colorful, glowing...||01/10/2009||758|
|Ripples on the wind have created the intricate wave patterns seen in this thick plume of dust over Egypt (right) and Libya (left).||10/23/2005||754|
|The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of 9.0, making it a galaxy that can easily be seen with amateur...||01/10/2009||1,867|
|This is NOT a crater. It does not match any terrain that surrounds it, and the highlights of the light are opposed to those found in the surrounding craters which means this in rising into the air and not sinking into the ground. There are no Hard edges to define this shape as solid as the craters around it and it is visible from very far away. You may not care for the 4 lights found close b...||03/24/2010||745|
|The Juan SebastiŠn de Elcano is a training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy. She is a four-masted topsail, steel-hulled schooner. At 113 metres (370 feet) long, she is the third-largest Tall Ship in the world. |
She is named after Spanish explorer Juan SebastiŠn Elcano, captain of Ferdinand Magellan's last exploratory fleet. The ship also carries the de Elcano coat of arms, which w...
|Offshore oil platforms in Magellan Strait (Chile) and Atlantic area (Argentina), and offshore heliports bases.||06/08/2007||1,358|
|Zoom in very close, you can see the dust in the air.||07/20/2006||1,983|
|This ship is being unloaded at the Port of Ayr. The white powder (possibly fertiliser or soda ash) is being loaded into trucks. They can be seen waiting beside the ship and to the south. It is a dry day and they are using water spray to keep the dust down.||05/23/2006||450|
|Another German farmer, near Frankfurt. Don't remember what this type of tractor is called, but they are really loud and send up a lot of dust.||04/25/2006||455|